If you’re like most people, then cleaning your house is not something you look forward to. After all, it tends to take up a lot of time, which most busy people of today don’t have.The good news is that there are many things you can do to speed up the cleaning process and to get your house looking great in no time at all.
Do a Quick Clutter Pickup
One easy thing you can do is to walk through each room of your house with a large basket or box in hand. As you move from room to room, pick up any clutter you see and then put it in the basket.Your house will instantly look better. If you’re pressed for time, you can even tuck the box or basket away in a closet somewhere and sort it out later.Of course, the best thing to do, if you’re able, is to go through the box or basket when you’re done. Get rid of anything that you don’t need and find a right spot to store anything else.If you can repeat this once a week, you’ll find that you’ll rid your house of clutter a little bit at a time and develop a proper place for everything you own.
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Dump Your Dust
One mistake that people commonly make when they dust is that they sweep up their mess as they go.However, you will find dusting much faster and easier if you just dust right onto the floor. That’s right; when you swipe a dresser top or anything else with the duster, just let the dust fall where it will.You will go back through after and mop and/or vacuum your floors, so there’s no reason to worry about dust as you go.Doing your dusting this way should make the process a lot less overwhelming and a whole lot faster to boot.
Skip all the Pre-Washing
You’ve probably been told all your life that you should rinse off your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher.However, contrary to what you may have been led to believe, there is no evidence that doing so gets your dishes any cleaner.So, go ahead and skip that silly rule. Save yourself time by merely scraping excess food into the trash or garbage disposal and then sticking your dishes in the dishwasher.You’ll find that you save a lot of time and that you get to enjoy the luxury of owning a dishwasher.
Invest in a Quality Vacuum
You might think that all vacuums are created equally, but nothing could be further from the truth.A low quality, cheap vacuum is probably not going to do a comprehensive job of picking up dust and dirt in your home, especially if you have pets.At best, with a dangerous vacuum, you’ll probably have to go over your whole house two or three times to get it truly clean, which takes a lot of time.With a high-quality vacuum, on the other hand, just one careful vacuum pass over your floors will typically do the trick. So, even though it may be more of an investment upfront, go ahead and take the plunge and buy an excellent vacuum.You will thank yourself later when you have to spend minutes vacuuming instead of an hour or more.
Allow Cleaners to Sit While You Clean
Another pro tip for fast cleaning is to apply cleaners that need to “sit” before you do anything else. Those bathroom and toilet sprays that need to sit for a while can go on before anything else.That way, those cleaners can sit and do their thing while you finish the rest of the cleaning that needs to get done in your home. Then, once you’re done, you can come back to those areas, rinse off the cleaner, and be done for the day.After all, the last thing you want is to have to sit around for ten to twenty minutes waiting for cleaners to work. You won’t even notice the wait time if you get everything else done during it.
Spread Your Cleaning Out if You Can
If you can’t stand doing a big cleaning stint all in one day, then consider breaking your cleaning up into smaller, more manageable chunks.You could do one room a day, or you could commit to thirty minutes of cleaning each day. Or, you could make a daily schedule to follow to help you get everything done in a week.Find what works best for you and then do it. At the end of the day, as long as your house gets clean, that’s all that matters. And, by following these tips, it should get done a lot faster.
With a degree in engineering, Kathryn Hansen loves to write about how things work. Having her own dilemmas on how to pick the best vacuum cleaner for her large family (with a handful of furry four-legged members as well), Kathryn decided to help others in the same situation. After all, vacuum cleaners are critical to a healthy lifestyle and people have a hard time choosing the best one for their needs.